Kunming Prefecture, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kunming Prefecture, China? If you're planning to go to Kunming Prefecture, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kunming Prefecture, China

Based on the climate and weather in Kunming Prefecture, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kunming Prefecture, China by month

January

If you are traveling to Kunming Prefecture in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain regularly.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

February

If you are traveling to Kunming Prefecture in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain regularly.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

March

If you are traveling to Kunming Prefecture in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

April

April in Kunming Prefecture is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

May is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June in Kunming Prefecture is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants

July

July here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

August

If you are traveling to Kunming Prefecture in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

September

Traveling to Kunming Prefecture in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

October

If you go to Kunming Prefecture in October, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

November

If you go to Kunming Prefecture in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses

December

If you go to Kunming Prefecture in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kunming Prefecture, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kunming Prefecture, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Kunming Prefecture

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